Stephen B. ThorntonArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benjamin KrainArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Guillermo Hernandez MartinezSpringfield News-Leader
A category that has become remarkably weak in this era of smart phones and "citizen" journalists. Far too often the published images are from those outside sources and the pro is picking up the leavings. Nothing great in this category this month. First is well composed and clearly the most "Johnny on the spot" of the spot news. Second was the best emotion, albeit not quiet in the immediacy of a spot news photo and third was the better moment of some flooding coverage.
Judges: Sean D. Elliot/The Day